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Geek Culture / TGC-Supported Banner Contest

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DJ Almix
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Posted: 2nd Oct 2010 21:07 Edited at: 5th Oct 2010 08:52
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DJ Almix, your wish is granted

This is not an official TGC competition, but it is a TGC-supported competition. Any banners deemed suitable will be added to the banner rotation. please be wary of quality when designing your banners, this is a commercial site

I'll set a deadline of Midnight 24th October 2010.

This gives you time to create your banners...
DJ Almix to make them available all in one place please - on an accessible server or in a zip file where they can be easily picked up (e.g attached to a post here)...
TGC to pick and deploy the banners...
Me time to add to the newsletter
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Banner Template

(Click on the icon to the program you own for the template)
You don't have to use this template at all!

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Rules:

1. The image must be 459x60

2. The image theme must center around the forums

3. It can be an internet meme, but still must center around the forum theme such as this one:





4. All artwork must be original. Artwork is not any images from a meme/game. Banners can contain TGC related things, such as program icons, screenshot, ect. like this banner:




5. Try to add a black fadeout gradient on the left side of your images so it flows with the webpage

6. Try to create a modern funny image, the current ones are very old school, think about what's "in" today for nerds and geeks

7. Save as .JPG only, no other formats (this includes animated .GIF's)


How will the images be chosen?


Images will be chosen based on voting, if you submit an image you MUST vote for another image (no voting for yourself) and if you post in this thread you can vote also. Voting only happens three times per person.


How many images will be chosen?


Just put in one gaint .ZIP file by me and sent

I don't have an image program...


Here are some free (and powerful tools):

Paint.NET
GIMP
Pixlr

Here's an example of what I came up with that is more modern:




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The Slayer
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Posted: 2nd Oct 2010 21:26 Edited at: 2nd Oct 2010 21:30
Yep, great, I'm in! But what are the rules? And, what's there to win?

How big are these banners? > never mind, I already know!

Slayer rules!!! Yeaaah, man!
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Posted: 2nd Oct 2010 22:01
What you'd win is your banner on the TGC forums.

But I don't think we need them, not until there's a forum update at least. (Seems unlikely.) Something significant, like a PM system or image shrinker.


I'd love to see things from your point of view but I can't get my head that far up my bum.
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Posted: 2nd Oct 2010 22:26
Quote: "like a PM system or image shrinker."


What do you mean by 'image shrinker'? That would require TGC to host the sig images on their server.


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Benjamin
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Posted: 2nd Oct 2010 22:44
You can alter the displayed size of an image on a web page, that's probably what he was referring to. Alternately I'd like to see large images given a scrollbar like other forum software.
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Posted: 2nd Oct 2010 22:54 Edited at: 2nd Oct 2010 23:05
shrinking of images would be nice so it doesn't stretch the page width, thats happened on my posts recently and it gets annoying having to scroll side to side.

Anyway, whats wrong with the old banners, take this one for example, i think its an excellent likeness of Batvink


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Posted: 3rd Oct 2010 01:26
would indeed be fun with an banner contest :3


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DJ Almix
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Posted: 3rd Oct 2010 03:05
Rules are posted so lets get started

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Posted: 3rd Oct 2010 03:43
Quote: "6. Try to create a modern funny image, the current ones are very old school, think about what's "in" today for nerds and geeks"


you see, what was in 20 years ago are now in with todays geeks^^ :3

meh ill see if i come up with something!


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Posted: 3rd Oct 2010 03:46
Quote: "you see, what was in 20 years ago are now in with todays geeks^^ :3

meh ill see if i come up with something! "


Not really, we have all these other new games, and technologies.

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Posted: 3rd Oct 2010 03:50 Edited at: 3rd Oct 2010 03:54
Here's mine.



Is it okay if I used this image with it? http://www.pulsarmedia.eu/data/media/14/NASA_-_The_Andromeda_Galaxy_M31_Spyral_Galaxy.jpg

Edit: Also, are we allowed to update/change our entry once we've posted it?

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Quote: "Here's mine.



Is it okay if I used this image with it? http://www.pulsarmedia.eu/data/media/14/NASA_-_The_Andromeda_Galaxy_M31_Spyral_Galaxy.jpg

Edit: Also, are we allowed to update/change our entry once we've posted it?"


Yes, and yes.

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Posted: 3rd Oct 2010 05:15 Edited at: 3rd Oct 2010 05:34
Here's an example of what I came up with that is more modern:



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Posted: 3rd Oct 2010 05:28
I would turn the 'tors' upside-down.
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fixed it and you should join Toasty Fresh

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Posted: 3rd Oct 2010 06:06
That looks much better.

Anybody remember that video with the nutcase screaming "YOU AIN'T GOT NO PANCAKE MIX!"? I'm thinking a banner that says "TGC: We do have pancake mix".
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Posted: 3rd Oct 2010 06:27
Quote: "That looks much better.

Anybody remember that video with the nutcase screaming "YOU AIN'T GOT NO PANCAKE MIX!"? I'm thinking a banner that says "TGC: We do have pancake mix". "




Come on man do it >.>

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Posted: 3rd Oct 2010 10:34 Edited at: 7th Oct 2010 18:59
I thouight the idea for this was cool, but het outcome... not so cool. Well, it's the best I can do with my superb editing skills:
EDIT* Not here anymore...
It's fun to make these, so I'll propably be changing that if I get something better in my mind.

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Posted: 3rd Oct 2010 10:55
Quote: "You can alter the displayed size of an image on a web page, that's probably what he was referring to"


Well that would cause scaling issues if we just put in a fixed width and height for all sig sizes. That, and the full banner image would still be downloaded so it wouldn't help when we remove a sig because the file size is too large.


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Posted: 3rd Oct 2010 11:05
Quote: " i think its an excellent likeness of Batvink"


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Posted: 3rd Oct 2010 14:17
Here are four banners I've made. They are practically the same, but not completely.









Cheers

Slayer rules!!! Yeaaah, man!
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Posted: 3rd Oct 2010 17:26 Edited at: 3rd Oct 2010 17:26
One for the GMOD fans.




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Posted: 3rd Oct 2010 17:30 Edited at: 3rd Oct 2010 17:49
Is the "wher" intentional?

One for the internet meme fans.




And Jeku, image resizing for images, not signatures.


I'd love to see things from your point of view but I can't get my head that far up my bum.

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Posted: 3rd Oct 2010 20:19


Gave it a try...

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Get rid of the "without a good reason" or "pointless", being as they both mean the same thing.


I'd love to see things from your point of view but I can't get my head that far up my bum.
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True

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Posted: 3rd Oct 2010 21:13
just have it say "Created 100 threads without good reason"
or... "created 100 pointless threads"

come to think of it, the second sounds better xD


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Posted: 3rd Oct 2010 22:26 Edited at: 3rd Oct 2010 22:29
heh, this is my poor attempt:



or



Smoke me a kipper, ill be back for breakfast.

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Posted: 3rd Oct 2010 22:35 Edited at: 3rd Oct 2010 22:51
Its the wrong size

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Posted: 3rd Oct 2010 23:12 Edited at: 3rd Oct 2010 23:13
Fixed up Cyborg Art's.




I'd love to see things from your point of view but I can't get my head that far up my bum.

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Posted: 3rd Oct 2010 23:52
Here's another one:



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Two that came to my head.lol


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Posted: 4th Oct 2010 21:23
How about this one?



Slayer rules!!! Yeaaah, man!
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DJ Almix, your wish is granted

This is not an official TGC competition, but it is a TGC-supported competition. Any banners deemed suitable will be added to the banner rotation. please be wary of quality when designing your banners, this is a commercial site

I'll set a deadline of Midnight 24th October 2010.

This gives you time to create your banners...
DJ Almix to make them available all in one place please - on an accessible server or in a zip file where they can be easily picked up (e.g attached to a post here)...
TGC to pick and deploy the banners...
Me time to add to the newsletter

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Posted: 5th Oct 2010 00:57 Edited at: 5th Oct 2010 00:57
Eyes


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Posted: 5th Oct 2010 01:45 Edited at: 5th Oct 2010 01:45
Here's my first attempt:




Redoing my entire website... again. EDIT: Finished it! Whew.

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Here's a quick one.



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Here's my shot at trying to be witty...



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Quote: "DJ Almix, your wish is granted

This is not an official TGC competition, but it is a TGC-supported competition. Any banners deemed suitable will be added to the banner rotation. please be wary of quality when designing your banners, this is a commercial site

I'll set a deadline of Midnight 24th October 2010.

This gives you time to create your banners...
DJ Almix to make them available all in one place please - on an accessible server or in a zip file where they can be easily picked up (e.g attached to a post here)...
TGC to pick and deploy the banners...
Me time to add to the newsletter
"


YAY!

My first sticked post!

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Here's what i came up with...



And I vote for The Slayer's banner

Cheers,
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For KeithC

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Posted: 6th Oct 2010 22:39
i think 'DJ Almix' has the best one so far, its simple and to the point, but i think it would look better without the cake.

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Posted: 7th Oct 2010 00:49
Quote: "Voting only happens three times per person."

Does that mean that we can vote three times per post too?

Quote: "And I vote for The Slayer's banner"

Thanks, Anayar!
Yours looks great too! But, I think you should place the TGC logo vertically centered, and adjust the text accordingly.

Here's another I came up with. Simple, but catchy, I think.



Slayer rules!!! Yeaaah, man!
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I don't get it ^

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Posted: 7th Oct 2010 02:10 Edited at: 7th Oct 2010 02:10
Quote: "I don't get it "

Hum, it should probably be:

"...dear mods, is there place for one more nerd, please...?"

Is that better?

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"...dear mods, is there room for one more nerd...please?"

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Posted: 7th Oct 2010 12:31
Thanks, DJ Almix! Guess my English isn't always perfect. But, I'm trying.
Here's the fixed banner:



Oh, one more thing: do we have to vote each time we post a banner? Or, can we save our three votes for later?

Cheers

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Quote: "Thanks, DJ Almix! Guess my English isn't always perfect. But, I'm trying.
Here's the fixed banner:



Oh, one more thing: do we have to vote each time we post a banner? Or, can we save our three votes for later?

Cheers
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I'm not going to do voting any more. I'm just going to pick based on quality. Yours is good

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Posted: 7th Oct 2010 18:58 Edited at: 7th Oct 2010 18:59
I gave it another try and this time it's actually some good... I think. Well here it is:

Something that ALOT more people will get...

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Posted: 7th Oct 2010 19:30 Edited at: 7th Oct 2010 19:31
@The Slayer:
What are you using to create the images? The text quality is rather low, so you might want to try another photo editing program.

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Quote: " The text quality is rather low, so you might want to try another photo editing program."

Hum, do you mean the word 'nerd' that is kinda pixalized? I don't think it's the paint programs that I use. I have The Gimp, Paint.Net and PSP. The size of the text is rather low in order for the whole text to fit on one line. That's probably what causes it. And the effects I use after the text is written. But, I'll redo the word 'nerd'.

Here's another one that I like a lot:





Slayer rules!!! Yeaaah, man!

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